Monday, January 5, 2009

Winter Beach Love

“Oh baby it’s cold outside” streamed through my mind as I set out to capture the winter and the lake this past weekend...

The sun was out in full effect but there were no sunbathers, no picnics and hardly a seagull to be seen this afternoon at Edgewater Park Beach. There were however shimmery ice crystals, dagger-like icicles and snow encrusted saplings. The air whipped across my cheeks with every photo I snapped, the sound of waves crashing over the hardness of ice was a different tune than those of the summer waves. Cold and hard, yet melodic, evolving and true. Nature is an amazing creature so fragile and yet so strong. How do the little plants live through this harsh winter, yet in a few months they will lift their little heads and awaken with Miss Spring? I am always in awe of our gorgeous Cleveland winters.

I know it may not be your number one destination throughout these “below-zero” days, but I would highly recommend a pair of mittens and an afternoon adventure to the beach, where the sand cracks like walking on glass and the wind sings a tune of pure exhilaration.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long time reader, first time commenter (yes, I'm sooo original). I think these pictures are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. Thank you for your blog & happy new year!


January 5, 2009 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger danielle said...

the iced over rocks and branches are pretty cool in person. i saw this on one of my morning walks and wished i had my camera....and a face mask, boy that wind howls down there!

January 7, 2009 at 9:03 AM  

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